How Weird Street Faire

Sun May 1
Howard & 2nd Streets
12noon - 8pm
Festival, City, Music Festival, Music
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The Weirdest Show on Earth Returns

Children of all ages, prepare to be amazed and amused and astounded at the sensational spectacle of art and music and dazzling world of wonders that is
the 16th annual How Weird Street Faire!

For one day only in the heart of San Francisco! You are invited to participate in the excitement.

* Marvel at the beautiful freaks in costume and be one yourself!
* See the colorful curiosities and extraordinary strangeness!
* Be filled with awe at the performers of every type!
* Browse the unique and designer merchants!
* Partake in global cuisine and fine beverages!
* Stroll legendary Art Alley and be enchanted by its sensory delights!
* Create dazzling artwork and be inspired by the extreme creativity!
* Art Alley will expand once again, with a stunning display of phenomenal art!
* You won’t believe your own eyes!
* Hear world renowned music on advanced sound technology!
* Dance with amazing people from around the world!
* Spectacular music stages!

2016 Details

Start the festival season off with a healthy portion of art, music, dancing, shopping, eating, drinking, and a whole lot more at the 17th annual How Weird Street Faire!

Enjoy 10 stages of cutting-edge electronic dance music, an expaned Art Alley, aerial artists above the center intersection, and live bands along the new walkway on 1st Street. Located in the emerging heart of downtown San Francisco.

You are invited to participate in the fun. Come in colorful costume as your true self.

Explore the many ways we can identify ourselves and how we can all live together in peace. This year's faire celebrates diversity and multiculturalism. Join us as we gather once again to dance in the streets, be inspired by art, shop exotic stores, make new friends and greet old ones, and appreciate each other's differences at the most diverse gathering this planet has ever seen... a cosmic stew of creative expressions and unique perspectives.

Enjoy all that the faire has to offer!

The price of the Magic Sticker is $20. You can get the Magic Sticker at the entrances to the faire. The Magic Sticker comes with lots of discounts and savings, fun activities, and many free things. Use it at all of the faire vendors and bars, including $2 off each alchoholic drink. It is your way to support the faire, and get something great back in return... more magic than ever before. The Magic Sticker is your ticket to a world of fun and adventure, and it makes you look great.

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We recommend getting a presale Magic Sticker. Save money, save time when you arrive while avoiding the long lines, and show your early support for the faire. Presale Magic Stickers are available for $11.11 for a limited time, and after that only $15. Your contributions keeps the faire going!


Muti Music and Enchanted Forest and Northern Nights
Underground Nomads and Hookahdome
Opel and Opulent Temple
Mountain Lion Hi-Fi
Think You Can DJ
Party Babas
Pulse SF
and more!

How Weird features some of the best electronic music played on some of the world’s most advanced sound technology. Local artists from across the Bay Area will provide the ideal soundtrack for your dancing pleasure. This year, there will be 10 stages of dance music, representing the full spectrum of electronic music, as well as world beat and reggae music. Each stage represents different styles and communities. Together they form one of the most diverse and talented music festivals in the world.

The How Weird Street Faire will again participate in National Dance Week. Join people from across the country in a special dance, and watch performances of many different styles on the Dance Stage next to the center intersection. Celebrate the wonders of dancing, and all the many forms dance takes.


Art Alley will showcase the visual arts with live and exhibited artwork, interactive pieces, and local craft vendors. See the extreme creativity that San Francisco is famous for, and participate in the creation of exquisite art. Art Alley will expand again this year, filling all of Tehama Street from 1st to 2nd Streets plus an Art Annex off of 2nd Street. Art Alley features fantastic visionary artists from around the Bay Area. You won’t believe your eyes. For your viewing soundtrack there will be ambient and downtempo music along Art Alley, as well as a dub music stage by Mountain Lion Hi-Fi in the Art Annex.


How Weird is filled with vendors selling unique and designer goods. From clothing to art to jewelry and accessories, you can find interesting things and new styles for the 2016 festival season.

There will be food trucks with delicious food of all sorts, and bars to quench your thirst. How Weird features an unusually diverse shopping experience that you won’t find anywhere else. And every vendor will be offering a special deal for those who get the Magic Sticker, including exciting discounts and more. See the Magic Sticker webpage to find out who will be there and what specials they will be offering...


Howard & 1st Streets
Howard & New Montgomery Streets
Mission & 2nd Streets

Each entrance will have a shortened presale line for those that get Magic Stickers in advance online. There will be free bike parking at New Montgomery and Natoma Streets. We recommend taking public transportation to the faire. The How Weird Street Faire is located a short walk from Market Street and the Montgomery BART station, as well as Caltrains Station, Transbay Terminal, and many MUNI lines.


How Weird is a menagerie of attractions, including a world renowned music festival featuring many different styles of dance music, an open air art festival, a unique market of interesting vendors and delicious food, and a platform for performers of every type. The faire is from Noon to 8pm. Get there early to enjoy all of the fun!

How Weird 2016 will bring tens of thousands of unique cultures together to coexist in peace, proving that it is possible. The How Weird Street Faire is showing the world that relative differences can be a good thing, and that being weird is wonderful.

Experience the fun. Feel the magic. Be weird!

The How Weird Street Faire is a project of the educational non-profit World Peace Through Technology Organization, inspiring peace through music, art, ideas, connections, similarities, raising consciousness, and the benevolent uses of technology. For more information visit



  1. Howard & 2nd Streets
    600 Howard St., San Francisco, CA